Posts in Anacostia River
October 30: Year of the Anacostia at-large candidates forum

The race for the At-large seat on the Council of the District of Columbia is a hotly contested one this year. Come to the Year of the Anacostia Forum for At-large Council Candidates to hear from DC Council candidates their views on the Anacostia River, Anacostia Park, neighborhoods closest to the park and river, and other important issues.

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FY 2019: Advocacy is not over once the budget is signed

Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019, FY19) started October 1. As is always the case, some laws, policies, programs, and taxes change from one year to the next. Action—advocacy—on the budget is not done when the mayor signs it. To the contrary, once the fiscal year starts, the work is focused on making sure agencies implement the budget.

APACC and its members will be paying close attention to several elements of the FY 2019 budget and taking action when necessary.

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Residents want better Anacostia Park signage, paddle boats, and safer neighborhoods: Results of Voice of the People Sept. 29

Art All Night Congress Heights was a blast! Michael Bochynski with Clean Water Action and Art Slater with Anacostia Coordinating Council talked with attendees about the future of the Anacostia River Corridor, sustainability, and more.

The verdict? Less violence, paddle boats in the river, and better signage in Anacostia Park were among the recommendations.

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What are your ideas to improve the Anacostia River corridor? Tell us at Art All Night Congress Heights, Sat., Sept. 29

When you step into APACC’s booth at Art All Night in Congress Heights September 29, you’ll have the chance to help design the future of the Anacostia Corridor—the Anacostia River, Anacostia Park, and neighborhoods closest to the park and river—on CORRIDORscape. You’ll also have the chance to learn about easily implemented sustainable practices. And get treats!

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Nicholson St SE bridge fixes will improve access to Anacostia Park and are important to the community

Graylin W. Presbury, President of the Fairlawn Citizens Association, reports on Anacostia Bridges at Nicholson Street SE community meeting September 17. In addition to improving life for residents of this Ward 8 neighborhood, DDOT’s work will improve access to Anacostia Park and Anacostia River.

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Updates from the National Park Service - Fall 2018

The National Park Service “National Capital Parks-East” (NACE) sends out a partner newsletter every quarter, and we’ve copied it here for you to read. If you are interested in getting this newsletter by email, contact Pya Langley.

Autumn is almost here! As the leaves start to change and we turn the corner into September, we want to highlight the summer's activities and programs and share our upcoming engagement opportunities. We look forward to our continued partnership on joint programs and our celebration of the environment and history as we connect to the many youth and families in our communities.

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